Toral Patel is an Associate Director of Stewardship & Planning. Toral oversees Place Lab's "Sustain" work, collaborating with community and City stakeholders to create innovative local governance and financing systems for public spaces. From Green Benefit Districts (GBDs) to "Friends Of" neighborhood groups, Toral draws upon our many stewardship tools to keep public plazas, parks, playgrounds and streetscapes clean, safe and welcoming to all for the long term. 

Toral joins the team after several years with The Asia Foundation, where she contributed to urban and environmental governance programs across the region. She holds a Masters in City Planning from MIT, and a B.A. in Geography and Political Science from Middlebury College.